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Tim Urban

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    American Idol: Tim the Tumor

    Tim Urban's only legitimate appeal comes from his abs: the real reason teen girls are voting for him en masse.​If I did have a tumor, I'd name it Tim. Tim. The scratch on the roof of your mouth that would heal if you could stop tonguing it, but you can't. I'll get back to him a minute. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Idol Beat: Tim the Tumor

    Tim Urban's only legitimate appeal comes from his abs: the real reason teen girls are voting for him en masse.​If I did have a tumor, I'd name it Tim. Tim. The scratch on the roof of your mouth that would heal if you could stop tonguing it, but you can't. I'll get back to him a minute. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Idol Beat: Lennon-McCartney, Weak

    "Paul, I'm starting to wish we'd never written these songs."​There was no mentor this week on American Idol, though I find myself pining for one when I realized that that meant this week's taped bits would be the kind of cheesy and unfeeling montages in which the contestants talk about how muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    American Idol: Lennon-McCartney, Weak

    "Paul, I'm starting to wish we'd never written these songs."​There was no mentor this week on American Idol, though I find myself pining for one when I realized that that meant this week's taped bits would be the kind of cheesy and unfeeling montages in which the contestants talk about how muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Idol Beat: Hold On, I'm Coming (That's What She Said)

    "Look at your man. Now look at me. Now look at American Idol."​This is the 12th week of the season of American Idol. We're down to the top 10 contestants. We're more than halfway home. In other words, this is when I'm ready for it to be over. This week's mentor and guest star is Usher, who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    American Idol: Hold On, I'm Coming (That's What She Said)

    "Look at your man. Now look at me. Now look at American Idol."​This is the 12th week of the season of American Idol. We're down to the top 10 contestants. We're more than halfway home. In other words, this is when I'm ready for it to be over. This week's mentor and guest star is Usher, who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    American Idol: Miley As Mentor

    ​There were many dark and torturous moments in last night's American Idol. If forced to pick just one, I would have to go with the selection of Miley Cyrus as this week's "mentor" to the singers. The mentor thing, I am gathering, is a regular feature in which a recording artist stops by to lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Idol Beat: Miley As Mentor

    ​There were many dark and torturous moments in last night's American Idol. If forced to pick just one, I would have to go with the selection of Miley Cyrus as this week's "mentor" to the singers. The mentor thing, I am gathering, is a regular feature in which a recording artist stops by to lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Idol Beat: You Can't Always Get What You Want

    This is clearly the point in American Idol where the producers start spending a little more money. Now that we're down to the top 12 singers, we get a bigger stage and more taped pieces, and every performer has been given a makeover and better make-up. This is especially noticeable in the girls an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    American Idol: You Can't Always Get What You Want

    This is clearly the point in American Idol where the producers start spending a little more money. Now that we're down to the top 12 singers, we get a bigger stage and more taped pieces, and every performer has been given a makeover and better make-up. This is especially noticeable in the girls an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Idol Beat: Big Mike the Guy To Beat?

    Last night's American Idol, in which the top eight guys performed, felt a lot like the girls' episode from Tuesday in the way it clearly defined who should stay and who should go, with one singer standing above the rest as the one to beat. Just as Crystal Bowersox is the best and most interesting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    American Idol: Big Mike the Guy To Beat?

    Last night's American Idol, in which the top eight guys performed, felt a lot like the girls' episode from Tuesday in the way it clearly defined who should stay and who should go, with one singer standing above the rest as the one to beat. Just as Crystal Bowersox is the best and most interesting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Idol Beat: Houston, We Have a Contestant

    Houston's Paige Miles made it to the top 24.​Last night's American Idol was rote even by Idol standards, and it's because the hour really should have been folded into Tuesday's episode. Trimming the 46 contestants 24 would have made a solid two-hour ep, but stretched to three it wound up feeli ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 1996

    The Fire Next Time?

    Downsizing, outsourcing, deferred maintenance ... It all makes for a volatile mix at Baytown's Exxon refinery.

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